Wednesday, May 22, 2013
All of the candidates will now vie for the seven open seats in November.
The Delaware County Election Bureau's unofficial votes for the candidates running for Marple Newtown Board of School Directors have been counted. Find your local school district results here. All of the candidates will now vie for the seven open seats, four four-year and three two-year, in November. Most of the candidates cross filed as both Republican and Democrat. Note: As of 12:15 a.m. Wednesday, 830 of 844 machines in Delaware County precincts were reported, according to the Delaware County Election Bureau results website. All results are unofficial. Results do not include Absentee, Provisional, or Remote Military votes.
Monday, May 20, 2013
The Franklin & Marshall College poll ranks what voters feel is important for the state.
The No. 1 issue that Pennsylvania voters care about is improving the economy, at least according to one poll. The Frankin and Marshall College poll of Pennsylvania voters for May 2013 found that, of 11 possible issues, the one voters said to be most important to them was improving the state’s economy. The poll listed a number of issues and asked voters to rank its importance on a scale of 1 to 10. The top two issues, “improving the state’s economy” and “help create new jobs,” both had a mean score of 8.9 among voters polled. The poll, which was conducted between April 30 and May 5, gathered responses from 526 registered voters, including 265 Democrats, 196 Republicans and 65 Independents. The poll’s results are listed below: What do you …
Find all your local Primary Election Day information.
May 21 is Primary Election Day. Below you will find links to your local candidates and polling place information. Links To Delaware County Elections Results Voter turnout overall in Delaware County has been low on Tuesday. In Newtown Township's 2nd Precinct, more than 140 voters has casted their ballots by about 12:30 p.m. However, Dunwoody Village had not yet brought its residents by bus to the vote and were expected later in the afternoon. In Marple Township's 7th Ward, less than 50 voters had cast ballots as of 1 p.m. Tuesday. Turnout there was very slow. Low turnout was also being reported across the county by the Delaware County Daily Times.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Find your poll location and ballot summary in Broomall and Newtown Square.
Do you know where to go to vote on Primary Election Day? If not, you can use the handy Google Voter Info embed above to find the location of your designated polling place. Simply enter the address where you're registered to vote. This tool's data has been updated to reflect changes that may have been caused by Hurricane Sandy. For information on where your local polling place is located simply click here and fill out: A search result will show the closest voting spot and it will even provide directions on how to get there. The polls will be open for the casting of ballots from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on May 21 for Election Day. Should you be in line at 8 p.m. waiting to vote, the county assures that you will still be permitted to vote. But if you…
Saturday, May 18, 2013
One poll suggests that, while Pennsylvania voters might support medical marijuana use, they aren't in favor of legal pot.
Pennsylvania voters aren't in favor of legalizing marijuana, according to one pole. The Frankin and Marshall College poll of Pennsylvania voters for May 2013 showed that 54 percent of voters polled opposed to legalizing marijuana in the state. A similar F&M Poll at the beginning of February found that 55 percent of respondants were against legalizing marijuana. While voters don't support its outright legalization, 82 percent of those polled favor the use of marijuana for medical reasons if prescribed by a doctor. The poll, which was conducted between April 30 and May 5, gathered responses from 526 registered voters, including 265 Democrats, 196 Republicans and 65 Independents. The full poll is available for review here. The following …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Not sure who to vote for in Tuesday's Primary Election? Take a look at the candidates you'll find on the ballot.
May 21 is Primary Election Day. Below are the candidates you'll see on your ballot. MARPLE NEWTOWN BOARD OF SCHOOL DIRECTOR Republican and Democrat Ballot—4 Year Term (Vote for not more than Four) Republican and Democrat Ballot—2 Year Term (Vote for not more than Three) Click each name above for more information on the candidates. _______________________________________________________________ MARPLE TOWNSHIP Controller (Vote for One) 4 Year Term Tax Collector (Vote for One) 4 Year Term Commissioner 2nd Ward (Vote for One) 4 Year Term Commissioner 4th Ward (Vote for One) 4 Year Term Commissioner 6th Ward—4 Year Term Republican Ballot (Vote for One) Democrat Ballot (Vote for One) NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP Auditor (Vote for One) 6 Year Term Tax …
The U.S. Census Bureau says black turnout nationwide, by percentage, exceeded white turnout last year for the first time.
A recent U.S. Census Bureau report shows that blacks had the highest voter turnout among racial identifications in the 2012 general election. Nationwide, 66.2 percent of black citizens voted, exceeding for the first time the turnout of white voters, which was 64.1 percent. In 2008, 66.1 percent of whites voted, to 64.7 percent of blacks. Back in 1996, white turnout was 60.7 percent and black turnout was 53 percent. Black turnout also exceeded white turnout in Pennsylvania last year, 65.2 percent to 62.5 percent. Read a Huffington Post report on the census findings, and see below for statistics comparing other voting demographics: Voter turnout is expected to be far lower in Tuesday's off-year primary election. Polls will be open from 7 a.m…
Grab a Powerball ticket while you're out running errands today and get in on a chance to win a $350.1 million cash payout.
Saturday night's Powerball jackpot has climbed to $550 million—the second highest Powerball prize of all time. A winner who matches all five numbers and the red Powerball can get a $350.1 million cash payout (before taxes). The Powerball drawing is held every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. The largest Powerball Jackpot cash payout to date was $384 million and was won in November 2012 in Arizona and Missouri. Here are some local places you can buy tickets: To find other Powerball vendors in the Philadelphia area, plug an address or ZIP code into the Pennsylvania Lottery website's retailer-locator application. The drawing takes place at 10:59 p.m. Saturday. Ticket sales for that drawing end no later than 10 p.m.; check with your local…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The May Franklin and Marshall College poll shows that support for privatized liquor has dropped over three months.
If you are in favor of privatizing the state’s liquor sales, odds are good that your neighbor feels differently, at least according to one poll. The Frankin and Marshall College poll of Pennsylvania voters for May 2013 showed that voters are nearly split on the issue of liquor sales in the state. 47 percent of polled voters are in favor of ending state control. According to the poll, the 47 percent in May is “significantly lower than it was in February,” when 53 percent of voters were in favor privatizing liquor. “Support for selling the state stores has declined from February among both Republicans (54 percent, down from 61 percent) and Democrats (41 percent, down from 48 percent),” the study states. Additionally, the number of voters …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
According to poll results, more voters support same-sex marriage in 2013.
A majority of state voters said they are in favor of allowing gay and lesbian couples to legally marry, according to one pole. The Frankin and Marshall College poll of Pennsylvania voters for May 2013 showed that 54 percent of voters polled were in favor of allowing legal same-sex marriages. The 54 percent in favor is up from 48 percent in the previous year. The poll, which was conducted between April 30 and May 5, gathered responses from 526 registered voters, including 265 Democrats, 196 Republicans and 65 Independents. The full poll is available for review here. The following information representes the questions asked in the survey and the results given by voters. 1) Would you favor or oppose a constitutional amendment that would allow…